I have just finished – finally – reading A.S. Byatt’s “Possession”. A recommendation, from a number of years ago, of my friends Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Zingg (who I’ve recently mentioned in a post on their Opera Atelier production of “Der Freischutz”).  …If ever I have read a “contemporary” masterpiece, this is it. Byatt’s novel […]

Henry James “First Editions”…


  Somewhere, in a building down a side street, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, there is a storage locker filled with my belongings. Those that were hastily rescued from a sinking ship a few years ago, locked away and not yet brought across the border to my new apartment – and life – in New York […]